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Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP: Connecticut Personal Injury, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP has represented Connecticut personal injury, medical malpractice, workers' compensation and wrongful termination clients since 1981. Founded by Attorney Angelo Cicchiello, this firm has become a staple in this legal community. Angelo Cicchiello has been practicing law in the City of Hartford for injured victims and wrongfully terminated employees in courts throughout the state of Connecticut. He has represented thousands of clients in a variety of different areas through state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. Angelo has prided himself on being a hands-on attorney who gives his full time and attention to each case that he is involved.

Attorney Emanuele R. Cicchiello joined the firm in 2005 and the firm changed to Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP when Emanuele became Partner in 2008. Since joining the firm in 2005, Emanuele has aggressively and successfully litigated, mediated and arbitrated a variety of cases which has earned him recognition by his peers and selected by the Super Lawyers® publication as a Rising Star℠ every year from 2011-2015 in the area of Employment Law.

Super Lawyers® is a rating service that awards a limited number of attorneys the title "Super Lawyer," based on independent research, peer nominations, and peer review. The Rising Star℠ list recognizes attorneys 40 years old or younger, or in practice for ten years or less, who have exhibited exceptional legal ability.

What Our Clients Have to Say

Angelo Cicchiello and Manny Cicchiello are the best attorneys. I highly recommend them.”

Why Work With Our Legal Team With 80+ Years' Experience

Our firm serves the entire state of Connecticut in both state and federal courts, and has also represented clients in Federal Courts throughout the country. Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP continues to thrive and grow in this legal community on the strength of referrals from satisfied former clients and from our outstanding reputation as competent and aggressive attorneys. We strive on providing professional and personal service to our clients.

When you choose the firm of Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP to represent you in a time of need, you are guaranteed to have personal one on one contact with the attorney that handles your file and with a partner in the firm. We fight for the rights of our clients to achieve the settlement or verdict that you deserve. The majority of the clients that we represent are on a contingency basis which means that we represent clients for no legal fees until a settlement or verdict is reached. Call our office today for a no-obligation free initial consultation regarding your case.

With the significant experience, character, expertise and aggressiveness at Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP, our firm has everything needed to represent you. Contact our office today to get a free consultation.


Meet Our Team

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    Angelo Cicchiello Managing Partner

    Angelo Cicchiello is the managing partner in the firm of Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP. He has over 42 years of experience as a litigation attorney in the State of Connecticut, with an established practice for over 40 years in the City of Hartford, handling matters involving personal injuryautomobile accidentsmedical malpracticewrongful deathworkers’ compensationemployment discriminationwrongful termination, civil rights violations, social security disability, criminal law, contract disputes, divorce and family law. Angelo Cicchiello regularly tries cases to a conclusion in both state and federal courts in the state of Connecticut, and has argued and represented clients in appeals before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Court. Attorney Cicchiello is the principal litigator in the firm for over 40 years, and has had the opportunity to try numerous cases before the court, to a jury, administrative officers including workers’ compensation commissioners as well as social security administrative law judges, before arbitrators and mediators. Angelo Cicchiello attended Quinnipiac School of Law where he obtained his law degree in 1980. Attorney Cicchiello was admitted to practice in Connecticut state court in 1981, and federal court in 1982.

    You can contact Angelo Cicchiello via email: angelo@cicchielloesq.com

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    Emanuele R. Cicchiello Managing Partner

    Emanuele R. Cicchiello is a partner in the firm of Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP. He attended the University of Richmond for his undergraduate education where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and graduated with honors in 2001. Following his undergraduate academic studies at the University of Richmond, Emanuele worked for a law firm in New York City focusing on family and divorce law before attending law school. Emanuele Cicchiello then attended New England School of Law where he received his J.D. and graduated in 2005 with honors. During his studies at New England School of Law, Attorney Cicchiello received the New England Scholar Award for the 2004-2005 academic year, as well as the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his achievement in the study of Employment Law.

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    Attorney Cicchiello currently represents plaintiffs handling matters involvingpersonal injuryautomobile accidentsworkers’ compensationemployment discriminationwrongful termination, civil rights violations, contract disputes, and criminal law. Attorney Cicchiello has tried a number of cases to a conclusion before the court, to a jury, the workers' compensation commission, and before arbitrators and mediators. He argued before the Connecticut Supreme Court – Nilsa Cordero v. State of Connecticut, et al. He is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts in the State of Connecticut.

    From 2019-2022, Attorney Cicchiello has been selected by Super Lawyers® after being recognized by other lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers® is an eminent attorney-rating service that admits a select number of top-rated attorneys to their list. The list is based on independent research, peer reviews, and peer nominations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cicchiello was also selected by Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star℠ every year from 2011-2015 in Employment Law. The Rising Star℠ award is reserved for attorneys 40 years old or younger who have demonstrated excellence and exceptional legal skill.

    Additionally, he was selected as a Top 40 Under 40 member by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Cicchiello was most recently selected for the New Leaders In The Law for lawyers under 40 in the state of Connecticut for 2014 and is also a member of The Loomis Chaffee School's Head's Council. In 2015, Attorney Cicchiello obtained one of the top 20 verdicts in the state of Connecticut. He was also recently awarded the 2017 Distinguished Leader Award from the Connecticut Law Tribune. It is called the “Distinguished Leader” Honor / award. There were 10 recipients in the state. Nominated by peers and a panel reviewed nominees and selected honorees.

    You can contact Attorney Cicchiello through his email - manny@cicchielloesq.com
    and visit his profile on superlawyers.com.

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    Michael J. Reilly Partner

    Michael J. Reilly has been with Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP for over 11 years and recently became a partner in January 2023. Attorney Reilly handles cases involving all aspects of employment litigation and has successfully tried multiple employment cases to verdict. Attorney Reilly also has substantial experience litigating personal injury cases and handling Workers’ Compensation claims. Attorney Reilly regularly appears in state and federal court and has argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Attorney Reilly has been named as a Super Lawyer “Connecticut Rising Star” in the area of “Employment Litigation: Plaintiff” for the past three consecutive years (2017-2019). In 2017, the Connecticut Law Tribune named Attorney Reilly a “New Leader in the Law.”

    Attorney Reilly can be contacted by email - mreilly@cicchielloesq.com.

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    Rebecca M. Harris Senior Attorney

    Rebecca Harris is an experienced trial attorney focusing on representing individuals in employment, personal injury, and civil rights matters. As an advocate for women’s rights and the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Attorney Harris has a particular passion for bringing justice to victims of workplace sexual harassment.

    Prior to joining Cicchiello & Cicchiello in January 2023, Attorney Harris practiced for 18 years with prominent Hartford firms, in the areas of civil rights, personal injury, and medical malpractice in both state and federal court. Attorney Harris is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Attorney Harris is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association and also serves as Technical Editor of the Connecticut Bar Journal.

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    Matthew D. Paradisi Associate Attorney

    Matthew D. Paradisi is an associate in the firm of Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP. Attorney Paradisi attended Endicott College for his undergraduate education where he majored in Communications, received the Senior Thesis Award, and graduated with honors. He subsequently attended Western New England University School of Law, where he was awarded the Iijima Award for Best Brief, served as Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board, and focused his studies on civil litigation.

    Following graduation, Attorney Paradisi worked as in-house counsel for Connecticut engineering and construction firm, and later served as a civil and family clerk in Meriden Superior Court. He joined Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP in early 2015, and has since represented individuals in their personal injuryworkers' compensationemployment discrimination, family, and civil rights cases. Attorney Paradisi is currently admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut.

    Attorney Paradisi can be contacted by email at - mparadisi@cicchielloesq.com.

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    Matthew Sacco Associate Attorney

    Attorney Sacco guides clients through all financial and medical aspects of their Workers’ Compensation claims, including recovering monetary benefits, securing medical treatment, and coordinating Worker’s Compensation benefits with other benefit streams—Social Security, short-term disability, etc. He prides himself in thoroughly explaining the law to his clients to ensure they make informed decisions regarding the direction of their claims. In addition, Attorney Sacco represents plaintiffs in Superior Court handling matters involving personal injury, car accidents, premises liability, and slip and falls.

    Attorney Sacco attended the University of Vermont, then Western Connecticut State University for his undergraduate studies, where he obtained a BA in Music with a concentration in opera performance and a minor in philosophy. He subsequently attended the University of Connecticut School of Law, at which time he worked as a law clerk for a Connecticut-based construction firm and two Connecticut-based Workers’ Compensation firms.

    Attorney Sacco joined Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP in 2022 and is licensed to practice law in the State of Connecticut.

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    Taylor Friel Legal Intern

    Taylor Friel joined Cicchiello and Cicchiello, LLP in 2022 as a legal intern. She has been able to work on a variety of cases since then but has a particular passion for helping clients who have been subjected to employment discrimination.

    Taylor is currently a student at the University of Connecticut School of Law where she will graduate in May of 2024. She serves as the Director of Judging for the Connecticut Moot Court Board and Senior Articles Editor for the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal. She is also a member of the Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Society as well as the Women Law Student’s Association. During her 1L year, Taylor was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Practice: Interviewing, Counseling and Advocacy for achieving the highest grade in the class. She was also a finalist in the 2022 Alva P. Loiselle Moot Court Competition, where she had the honor of arguing before Connecticut Supreme Court Justices.

    Prior to law school, Taylor graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Political Science and Economics.

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Why Choose Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP?

  • Over 80+ Years of Combined Experience
  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Recovered for Clients
  • All Initial Consultations Are Free of Charge
  • Personal, One-On-One Contact With Your Attorney
  • Highly Awarded & Recognized in the Legal Community

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